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Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 306 reviews)

  • No work life balance, personal life takes a major toll (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great company, really exciting work

    Cons

    Benefits recently changed so they are not quite as good as they used to be

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel valued


  2. "Senior Engineer at Qualcomm San Jose"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work, Average Pay and smart People

    Cons

    Management not good, overwork, Managers treat employees like they can work 24 hours a day


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Keeps going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    Health benefits continue to decline.
    Constant fear of layoffs: The beatings will continue until morale improves!
    Tons of layoffs a year ago and today there are yet more layoffs. Even worse is that we have to train our overseas replacements!

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for your employees. Qualcomm was once the place that everyone wanted to work. Not anymore.


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  5. "OK to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    good benefits good facility good environment

    Cons

    poor communication, poor mid-level management,

    Advice to Management

    balance


  6. "QC as always"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast changing company. Even with closing new projects

    Cons

    Hidden unployement. Somitimes Eng do nothing


  7. "Good benefits and compensation. Bogged down by overhead."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and compensation and industry leading. Work on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Bogged down by big company bureaucracy. Lots of work silos and turf protection.


  8. "Sr Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, promoting a learning environment. Great campus in San Diego with lots of facilities available to employees.

    Cons

    Work hours could be long sometimes but timings are flexible. Performance bonus could fluctuate based on how the company is performing.


  9. "senior hardware engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    advanced technology and good work

    Cons

    there is not enough appreciation and compensation
    promotions take too long


  10. "Test Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Tech in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to get your job done. Management is very understanding and flexible with issues that may arise, personal or professional.

    Cons

    Compensation is not great. Your chances of getting hired from temp to permanent is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Overall management is good. More continuity between all 4 shifts. Each shift operates very differently. More accountability all around.


  11. "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing intern events that include surfing lessons, hackathons, Servapalooza, summer on the lawn(QSOL) events, technical talks, laser tagging, carnivals, soccer tournaments, volleyball tournaments, movie nights, and much more
    -the Campus Team is great and makes the internship really fun
    -You get to work on ground-breaking projects that will change the future of mobile technology
    -My team treated me as a valuable member of the team
    -Got to push code on a weekly basis and my features were being used by other members of my team
    -Get housed in a fully furnished, luxury apartment with maid service
    -Live in sunny San Diego where there are tons of things to do during the weekends with your fellow interns

    Cons

    - Like most tech companies, there is a lack of diversity. For example, the team that I was in did not have one female developer. However, recently, Qualcomm has made efforts to change this by holding conferences for diverse college candidates

    Advice to Management

    Keep on investing in the summer internship program so Qualcomm can keep attracting top talent



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